Within the past few years, Pilates seems to have exploded into mainstream culture. As more folks find out about it’s benefits, there is a demand for more teachers. Whichever style of Pilates you choose, please make sure that your instructor has gone through a thorough certification program. (Bare minimum of 600 hours.) Also, Pilates is about the complete system. So what good is it to only be “certified” in 1 area? (i.e. only having a “mat” or “reformer” certification.) Just last week I learned of 4 instructors that have certifications from other types of Pilates programs. They have now chosen to go through the Romana’s Pilates Certification Program. Interesting… Just something to think about.